Hair Injuries

Allergic reaction to hair dye and hair injuries

Many of us visit the hairdresser on a regular basis and it is always a straight forward, enjoyable experience. You want to come out of your hair salon feeling glamorous and pampered. Unfortunately, sometimes it does not go according to plan and injuries can include anything from hair loss and damage to scalp, through to an allergic reaction to hair dye.

Many of us also use home hair treatments, and if you have suffered an allergic reaction at home then we might also be able to help.

While there are indeed many reputable hair salons providing excellent hair treatments it is not uncommon to find that many clients are not properly assessed and tested beforehand.  Many of the products used by salons require certain testing on the skin and hair before use.

Hair dyes and colorants have strong chemicals in them and should, more often than not, be patch tested before application and usage. Similarly the manufacturer should have run tests on the product beforehand. If this is not done it can lead to skin damage, hair loss and allergic reactions with devastating results.

If you have suffered from any of the following you may be entitled to compensation:-

  • Hair loss
  • Brittle, thinning or shaft breakage
  • Home dye reaction
  • Permanent loss of hair
  • Delayed regrowth of hair
  • Burns or blisters to your scalp or skin
  • Painful reaction to chemicals or products
  • Itching or flaky skin irritations
  • Rash on your scalp, neck or face
  • Burning on neck, scalp and face
  • Swelling of eyes, face and head
  • Allergic reaction to hair dye
  • Psychological injury as a result of your pain

What compensation will you be entitled to receive?

An injury to your hair and scalp which leads to you experiencing pain and suffering can result in compensation.  In addition to the compensation for injury you may also be entitled to receive all your financial losses such as time off work, medical expenses for treatment and travelling expenses.

What should you do if you suffer an injury?

  • Take clear photographic evidence of the damage to the hair and scalp.
  • This should be done at the earliest opportunity particularly before any further treatment has been used to try and rectify the damage.
  • Consult your doctor or visit a hospital to have the injuries examined.
  • Contact our specialist team.

If you suffer injury following a hair appointment, consider:

  • What did you react to?
  • What product or substances were used?
  • Was a patch test carried out by the hairdresser?
  • Was the product applied incorrectly?
  • Could the product itself be faulty?